Second Generation Following the success of Red, Blue and Yellow, Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal introduced fans to an exciting new world full of new Pokémon to find, catch and train. Reminisce about your favourite moments in the Johto region, share your adventures and argue about the Johto master race.

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Old October 17th, 2013 (4:54 PM).
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    Morty has long been my nemesis in Generation II.

    I've come up with various attempted strategems for defeating him, only to have to rethink everything, usually because of that Gengar (this just in: Gengar can be OP.)

    I tried Psychic originally, in the form of a Kadabra (only had normal effect, because the bug that caused Ghost to be weak to Psychic was resolved in Gold/Silver, though I didn't know it when I first picked up Gold/Silver back in the day.)

    Next, I tried simply nullifying his advantage with normal types. Gengar's potent Hypnosis (Psychic)/Dream Eater (Psychic) combo defeated that pretty well.

    I've had a hard time getting an Umbreon until after his gym, due to the tempo that the Mood system plays out.

    While I've been able to defeat him, I've always wondered how other people do it...
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    Old October 17th, 2013 (4:59 PM).
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      Growlithe and Croconaw both can learn bite and both can be found before Ecruteak City. You can also catch a Gastly in the Sprout Tower in Violet City at night.
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      Old October 17th, 2013 (10:41 PM).
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        Evolving a Ghastly and using a Gengar of my own seemed to do the trick, iirc. But as Dahumanitarian said, Croconaw works well too if you pick him!
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        Old October 17th, 2013 (11:51 PM).
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          I don't use much strategy when it comes to Morty, I just go in there and whoop his booty.
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          Old October 18th, 2013 (4:56 AM).
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            Dig. If you are slower attach a quick claw, its possible to dig first turn and dodge 2 attacks before hitting back. any mon with strong attack that know dig (i use machoke before) wins easily.

            don't forget gastly line has no levitate in gen2
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            Old October 18th, 2013 (11:30 AM).
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              I always use a Geodude/Graveler. Magnitude might be not the most reliable but it surely sweeped the ghosties. Remember, Gen I ghosts only, so the secondary Poison typing screws them over.
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              Old October 18th, 2013 (12:44 PM).
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              I always used Quilava's fire type attacks. Did not have problems.
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              Old October 19th, 2013 (10:12 PM). Edited October 19th, 2013 by Perdition Haze.
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              Morty was one of the hardest gym leaders that I've ever faced in Gold, Silver, and Crystal, right next to Claire. Whenever I managed to get myself up from the ground, he would knock me back down every time. To me, his toughest Pokémon was Gengar. It would always trap my Pokémon with Mean Look, making them unable to switch. Then, it would make them fall asleep with Hypnosis, and take away their health bit by bit until it completely drops to zero. Gengar had also access to a move called Shadow Ball, which was very powerful. It would take away thirty- to forty-percent of your health every time it hit you, and if you were super-effective to it, it would make you faint in an instant. As for the rest of his Pokémon—they were pretty challenging, but they weren't as tough as his Gengar. d:

              So, how did I manage to defeat Morty? I've bought myself a lot of recovery items, including Potions, Super Potions, Awakenings, and Revives. I've bought six of each, which cost me approximately eight- to ten-thousand dollars (maybe it was more, but I don't remember). Potions and Super Potions helped me to recover my Pokémon whenever their HP was low. With Awakenings, I was able to prevent my Pokémon from falling asleep. And thanks to Revives, I was able to bring my Pokémon back to life once they had fainted. I would've been able to defeat Morty without the help of these items, probably, but it would have just taken me a much longer time.
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              Old October 19th, 2013 (10:18 PM).
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                Morty has long been my nemesis in Generation II.

                I've come up with various attempted strategems for defeating him, only to have to rethink everything, usually because of that Gengar (this just in: Gengar can be OP.)

                I tried Psychic originally, in the form of a Kadabra (only had normal effect, because the bug that caused Ghost to be weak to Psychic was resolved in Gold/Silver, though I didn't know it when I first picked up Gold/Silver back in the day.)

                Next, I tried simply nullifying his advantage with normal types. Gengar's potent Hypnosis (Psychic)/Dream Eater (Psychic) combo defeated that pretty well.

                I've had a hard time getting an Umbreon until after his gym, due to the tempo that the Mood system plays out.

                While I've been able to defeat him, I've always wondered how other people do it...
                Gengar is still weak to psychic...ghost/poison. Beat him with Drowzee no problem.
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                Old October 19th, 2013 (10:43 PM).
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                  I never had a strategy other than strong attacks, and I never had any issues... I think I trained on Stantlers for a while, from what I recall... I don't really remember when I battled Morty.
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                  Old October 21st, 2013 (2:22 PM).
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                    I always overgrind my Pokèmon to super high levels in the grass, so this never bothered me at all. Just bring in your level 53 Feraligatr and Slash the hell outa him and he's done. No problems at all.
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                    Old October 22nd, 2013 (4:25 AM).
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                    I always overgrind my Pokèmon to super high levels in the grass, so this never bothered me at all. Just bring in your level 53 Feraligatr and Slash the hell outa him and he's done. No problems at all.
                    Yep... totally done. You are.
                    Just keep slashing until you realize that normal attacks don't affect ghost types.
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                    Old October 22nd, 2013 (5:55 AM).
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                      Yep... totally done. You are.
                      Just keep slashing until you realize that normal attacks don't affect ghost types.
                      Oups.. I confused him with that Fighting-Dude in Cianwood.

                      In any case, just use Bite and he's done for real.
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                      Old October 22nd, 2013 (8:02 PM).
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                        Personally, Slowbro is pretty effective simply because his HP and Defense are both very good. It also helps that it's Psychic type Pokémon. Just a couple of potions and awakening and you are good to go.
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                        Old October 28th, 2013 (5:41 PM).
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                          I always either used Quilava and taught it Dig - or Croconaw's Bite. Never ever did I pick Chikorita.

                          Morty was one of the toughest gym leaders, but for me personally the hardest was Whitney. The bane of my life, her Miltank was.
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                          Old October 31st, 2013 (4:43 AM).
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                            I have never had any problems beating Morty though, there were times I used my Quilava or Kadabra if I had one, but most of the time I just used my trusted partners Umbreon and Espeon ...always done a great job! (I just took alot of effort in breeding 2 Eevees as soon as Bill gives you one so I had an Espeon and Umbreon in my team, really does the trick).

                            Btw, since levitate did not exist (:D) you just could have wiped them out with Dig (since the Gastly line is Ghost/Poison) *sigh, the good old times when you could knock a Gengar of his feet using an old fashioned ground-move
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                            Old October 31st, 2013 (8:23 AM).
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                              Quilava .....mudslap...thats how i did it
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                              Old October 31st, 2013 (1:21 PM).
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                              Honestly I never found Morty too hard, I wasn't aware he was one that gave people problems? I played a Gold ROM recently on my phone and I used my Sudowoodu to beat him with no trouble at all, he struck me as a big pushover honestly. I don't remember ever having much trouble with him so I'm curious where the difficulty is coming from but I assume it must be Gengar? I like using fast Pokémon so I guess Gengar's speed has never been a problem for me and I've usually managed to one-hit kill him regardless haha.
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                              Buy a lot of awakenings if you have trouble. I usually plow through Morty's Pokemon and not give him any chance to hit back.
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                                Morty, i usually run over him over him within a matter of seconds. He couldn't handle typhlosion.
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